Exterior Demolition and Removal in Maryland for Sheds, Fences, Pools and Other Structures

April 18, 2022

Over time, the structures on a property will wear out, break down or become of no use to us. Swimming pools become unused and unkept, playgrounds rust out, sheds begin falling apart and leaning. These structures become an eyesore and pose safety issues for those on the property.

Instead of allowing your property to become a junkyard or waiting until someone gets injured, be proactive and have these structures demolished and/or removed. There are a number of demolition and hauling services available that can help you remove these structures and get your property just how you want it.


Exterior Demolition

Tearing down old sheds or digging up swimming pools falls under the category of “exterior demolition.” Exterior demolition is the process of taking apart pieces or the entirety of a structure. This can include removing siding from a home or tearing down the whole house. 

What’s important to know is that it is a service that allows you to get rid of your unwanted buildings and structures no matter what they are.

  • Sheds
  • Pools
  • Old buildings
  • Hot tubs
  • Playground sets
  • Decks
  • Fences

If there is any type of structure on your property that you want gone, then consider exterior demolition to get the job done. 

Demolition crews can use a combination of heavy machinery, basic tools and their own hands to tear down structures. When it comes to large buildings, concrete or structures with tough materials like steel, a demolition crew’s trucks and heavy machinery can handle the job with ease. On the flipside, a demolition contractor who is assigned to remove something more delicately as to not damage the materials or closely connected structures (such as removing a deck attached to a house) can follow through with the demolition process by hand. 

For some, heavy demolition is unnecessary. When it comes to things like small playsets, or small metal sheds light demolition and hauling services may be all you need. 


Removal and Hauling

Another important service is for the removal of the shed, fence, pool or structure that has been demolished. The demolition is the easy part. Cleanup is often where a lot of the time and energy goes when it comes to demolition. 
Hauling services are a great way to not just remove the materials from the demolished structures but also to clear away other unwanted items landscaping materials and other debris. This is a really important service especially if you are working on cleaning the yard and/or redesigning it. 

There are a number of materials and items that can be removed with a hauling service:

  • Bricks, deck wood and other building materials
  • Yard waste
  • Old contents or boxes

Essentially, if there are items you no longer need or want, a hauling service can help you to remove it. 

As a demolition and hauling company, we not only tear down structures but also haul contents away. We will do this for the things we demolish but also for any other furniture, appliances or contents you want to be removed from your home or property. Check out our hauling services.


The Demolition and Removal Process

When it comes to residential demolition of smaller structures like a shed or barn the process is fairly straightforward. Every company and every job is unique which may require a slightly different process, but for the most part, the demolition and removal process is as follows. 

  1. Someone from the demolition company will come out to survey the property and assess the job.
  2. After understanding the scope of the job, they will provide a quote and potentially a time estimate for the job.
    • Costs can range from a couple hundred to several thousand depending on the company, plus the size and difficulty of the job. For example, the demolition of a 300sq ft. shed in Maryland can cost around $1000-$2000. 
  3. If the quote is accepted, the property’s owner and the demolition company will schedule a time to do the job.
  4. Once the scheduled time has come, the demolition company will come out to begin the job just as long as inclement weather or unexpected outside forces don’t delay the project. 
  5. If the job consists of demolishing a building, the crew will first ensure there are no hazardous materials or things that should be removed before they begin. Once cleared, they will get to work.
  6. After the demolition is done, the hauling team will load the materials into their trucks to haul them away and dispose of them.

It’s important to note that for the most part, the demo company will take care of everything. You will however have some work to do as well.

If you are hiring a company for a shed or garage removal job, it’s important to go through the building and sort through any potential items you may want to keep before demolition begins. You don’t want anything you cherish to accidentally end up in the dumpster. 

Choosing a Demolition/Hauling Company

If you’ve already done some research, you will find that there are a lot of choices. Residential demolition companies, light demolition contractors, junk removers and hauling companies are all vying for your business. It can seem difficult to filter through all the companies and know who will be a good choice but it really boils down to 4 things.

  • Services
  • Availability
  • Affordable
  • Customer Service

It comes down to this. Can they perform the job(s) you need them to do? Are they available when you need them to be and at a cost you are comfortable with? And lastly, do you like the company?

At Sanford & Son, we have been helping both residential and commercial property owners demolish and remove the structures they no longer want or need for over 25 years. We take pride in our work and treat every property as if it were our own. That’s why we work hard, respect the property and offer affordable rates. If you’re in the Central Maryland area and are looking for shed removal, pool removal, or any other demolition or removal, give us a call. You will be happy you did.